Plenty of Things to Keep You Busy in Matthews
Travel about 20 miles to the thrill rides at Carowinds or the race track at the Richard Petty Driving Experience, both guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. When you choose the Country Inn & Suites in Matthews, NC, you put yourself close to a number of exciting attractions, including Discovery Place and the Mint Museum of Art, just 14 miles away in downtown Charlotte. Race fans can also get to the Lowe's Motor Speedway and the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame with ease thanks to our location off US 74 and I-485. If you're in town on business, you'll appreciate being close to Bank of America Corporate Center and Harris Teeter headquarters.
Explore these nearby attractions:
- Carowinds (20.9 miles)
With names like The Intimidator, the Afterburn and Carolina Cyclone, Carowinds offers several roller coasters designed to give you the thrill of your life. Find rides and shows that cater to all ages, including a special section just for children. There's also a water park for cooling off.
Phone: +1 (704) 588-2600
- Discovery Place (13.1 miles)
At Discovery Place, learning about science, nature and anatomy is fun with exhibits the whole family will enjoy. There's also an IMAX theater for movies that seem to come to life on the large screen.
Phone: +1 (704) 372-6261
- Fourth Ward (13.3 miles)
Don't miss strolling the streets of Charlotte's most historic neighborhoods known as the Fourth Ward, featuring restored Victorian houses and a number of art and entertainment venues.
- Historic Rosedale Plantation (14.4 miles)
Carve out time for a guided tour of this federal-style plantation house that offers a glimpse of how Charlotte appeared in the early 1800s.
Phone: +1 (704) 335-0325
- Lowe's Motor Speedway (21.9 miles)
Be within minutes of NASCAR races at Lowe's Motor Speedway, also home to the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
Phone: +1 (800) 455-3267
- Mint Museum of Art (12.7 miles)
Browse a diverse collection of art pieces representing a variety of styles and periods, including American, European, pre-Columbian, Spanish colonial and regional art at this Charlotte landmark.
Phone: +1 (704) 337-2000
- Mint Museum of Craft Design (13.1 miles)
Make time to scan the exhibits of ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal and wood at this museum, which is part of the Mint.
Phone: +1 (704) 337-2000
- North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame (39 miles)
If you've ever wondered about the history of motorsports, a visit to this nearby attraction in Mooresville can provide a thorough education.
Phone: +1 (704) 663-5331
- Richard Petty Driving Experience (21.9 miles)
At this popular attraction, you can get behind the wheel of a race car to see what it feels like to drive a speeding car or climb in beside a professional driver for three laps around the track at 165 mph.
Phone: +1 (704) 455-9443
- Bank of America Corporate Center (13 miles)
- Family Dollar Headquarters (4.5 miles)
- Harris Teeter Headquarters (3 miles)